Circular No. 16/20: Update on Covid-19 Movement Control Order [6]

Consequent to the extension of the Movement Control Order of 16/03/2020 [“MCO”] to 12/05/2020 [“Extended MCO Period”], the updates consequential to the Extended MCO Period are referred to below, with the corresponding circulars/announcements attached, which are self-explanatory.

COURT MATTERS

  1. UPDATE ON COVID-19 | HEARINGS TO BE CONDUCTED ONLINE DURING THE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER  – BC CIRCULAR 124/2020 [24/04/2020][APPENDIX -6A]

2. BC INFOGRAPHICS OF LIST OF STATES COURTS OFFICERS ON DUTY &  – [APPENDIX – 6B]

3. LIST OF RESCHEDULED MATTERS

(i) Batu Pahat

(a) MAGISTRATE’S COURT [APPENDIX -6C]

Original Dates
[PK/B/BP/SB]
Rescheduled Dates
[PK/B/BP/SB]  
29/04/202017/06/2020
30/04/202018/06/2020
04/05/202022/06/2020
05/05/202023/06/2020
06/05/202024/06/2020
10/05/202021/06/2020
11/05/202029/06/2020
12/05/202030/06/2020

Note:

PK : Pengurusan Kes

SB : Sambung Bicara

B  :  Bicara

BP: Bicara Permohonan

The “Jadual Bertugas Mahkamah Sesyen dan Mahkamah Majistret Batu Pahat” is attached as Appendix-6D.

(ii) Johor Bahru

(a) HIGH COURT

Members are advised to check the rescheduled dates on

https://efs.kehakiman.gov.my/EFSWeb/

(b) LOWER COURTS

  • Criminal Matters

For existing cases, the interpreters of the respective courts will notify both DPPs and counsels of the rescheduled dates via CMS email.

There will be a Sessions Court Judge and a Magistrate on duty to hear newly registered cases.

  • Civil Matters

All cases fixed during the Extended MCO Period are vacated. Members are advised to refer to the E-Filing and CMS systems for updates on new dates.

(iii) Muar

(a) HIGH COURT [APPENDIX -6E]

  • MATTERS BEFORE JUSTICE DATUK WIRA HALIJAH BT ABBAS
Original Dates
[PK/B]
Re-scheduled Dates
[PK/B]  
29/04/2020
30/04/2020
22/06/2020  
04/05/202023/06/2020
05/05/202024/06/2020
06/05/202025/06/2020
10/05/202028/06/2020
11/06/2020
12/06/2020
29/06/2020

Note:

PK : Pengurusan Kes

B  :  Bicara

Hearings and trials before the Judge are rescheduled as Hearings and on the dates stated above. Should these dates be unsuitable to counsels involved, parties may email to DR Puan Mageshwary at mageshwary@kehakiman.gov.my Trial date(s) will be fixed then based on counsels’ suitable dates; the initially rescheduled date(s) will be converted to Case Management date(s).

  • MATTERS BEFORE JUSTICE HJ AHMAD NASFY BIN HJ YASIN
Original Dates  Re-scheduled Dates  
15/04/2020 – 28/04/202011/06/2020  

Case Managements are rescheduled as Case Managements before the DR.

Trials before the Judge are now rescheduled as Case Managements before the Judge on the date stated above. Trial dates will be fixed then based on counsels’ suitable dates.

  • MATTERS BEFORE THE DR [EXCEPT FOR E-REVIEWS]

Civil Matters

Original Dates
[PK/B]
Re-scheduled Dates
[PK/B]  
15/04/2020 -28/04/202015/06/2020  

Criminal Matters

Original Dates [PK/B]Re-scheduled Dates [PK/B]  
04/05/2020
10/05/2020
21/06/2020
29/04/2020
30/04/2020
04/05/2020
22/06/2020
05/05/202023/06/2020
06/05/202024/06/2020
11/05/2020
12/05/2020
25/06/2020

Note:

PK : Pengurusan Kes

B  :  Bicara

  • MATTERS BEFORE THE SENIOR ASSISTANT REGISTRAR [“SAR”] & THE LOWER COURTS

For matters on the e-Filing system, members will be notified of the rescheduled dates via the Case Management System [“CMS”] while the rescheduled dates for manually filed matters will be notified by email.

Members are advised to email Puan Mageshwary Muniandy (email address provided above), DR Muar High Court should the notifications concerned are not received.

4. RECORDING CONSENT JUDGEMENT ONLINE

As a matter of practice and procedure, Consent Judgements [“CJ”] are to be recorded before a Magistrate/Judge/Registrar. On inquiries made by members to JBC as to whether, during the MCO, parties could instead be permitted to record CJ via online, we contacted Tuan Mohd. Zulhilmi. Tuan Zulhilmi has confirmed that CJ may be recorded online and that parties must first write in to request for e-review date for the purpose of recording the CJ. All parties involved must be present at that e-review date, when said CJ will be recorded. The draft CJ, duly signed by all parties, to be filed thereafter. This online procedure applies regardless of whether the matter is at e-review or trial stage.

We then contacted DR High Court Muar, Puan Mageshwary, to inquire if the same could be permitted in the Northern Johore courts. We were informed that CJ are being recorded online at the request of the parties via email.

For members’ convenience, the email addresses of the judicial officers are provided below:-

Muar

  1. Tuan Amran Bin Jantan (amran@kehakiman.gov.my)
  2. Puan Zuraidah Bt Abu Bakar (zuraidah@kehakiman.gov.my)
  3. Puan Amalina Basirah Bt Md Top (amalinabasirah@kehakiman.gov.my)

Tangkak

  1. Puan Norina Bt Maludin (norinamaludin@kehakiman.gov.my)

Batu Pahat

  1. Tuan Mazelan Bin Jamaludin (mazelan@kehakiman.gov.my)
  2. Tuan Mohd Syafiq Bin Mustaza (msyafiq@kehakiman.gov.my)
  3. Nurul `Izzati Binti Mohamad (izzatimohamad@kehakiman.gov.my)

Segamat

  1. Puan Rasidah Bt Roslee (rasidahr@kehakiman.gov.my)
  2. Puan Salina Bt Omar (salina@kehakiman.gov.my)

Kluang

  1. Puan Rajeswari A/P Kannakiah (rajeswari@kehakiman.gov.my)
  2. Tuan Arun A/L Noval Dass (arun@kehakiman.gov.my)

CONVEYANCING MATTERS

5. UPDATE ON STAMPING ISSUES [BC CIRCULAR 119/2020 [22/04/2020] [APPENDIX -6F]

OTHER AGENCIES

6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON TAX MATTERS DURING THE MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER PERIOD (18 MARCH 2020 TO 12 MAY 2020) [Updated 28/04/2020] [APPENDIX -6G]

SECRETARIAT MATTERS

7. The Bar Council and the Johore Bar Secretariats will be closed from 18.3.2020 to 12.05.2020. Barring any extension of the Extended MCO Period, both secretariats will reopen on 13/05/2020.

Members are able to liaise, via email, with:-

(a) the Bar Council Secretariat at council@malaysianbar.org.my

(b) the Johore Bar Secretariat at  secretariat@johorebar.org.my

8. Should there be any queries, concerns or issues, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 0192234007 or by email at sbegumsubhan@hotmail.com

As at the time of issuance of this circular, we have not received the list of rescheduled dates for the Sessions Court, Batu Pahat. A further circular will issued upon receipt of that information.

The Johore Bar Committee will keep members informed of developments, if any.

As always, stay safe & well.

Thank you.

SHAHAREEN BEGUM BINTI ABDUL SUBHAN

CHAIRMAN

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